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2014 Iowa Hunger Summit

Models to Fight Hunger

Speaker Mr. Rick McNary - Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Outreach Inc.
Mr. Dave Miner - Chair, INDY Hunger Network
Mr. Arlyn Schipper - Farmer and Executive Committee Vice Chair, Foods Resource Bank
Dr. Dorothy Masinde - Lecturer and Global Resource Systems Internship Coordinator for Africa, Iowa State University
Schedule Morning Presentations (10/14/2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
File Models to Fight Hunger

Each panelist will provide an overview of their successful model to fight hunger:

  • Dave Miner will share about the Indy Hunger Network, a broad collaboration of the major food assistance providers in the Indianapolis area, with the near term goal of building a sustainable system to provide enough food for all who need it.
  • Arlyn Schipper will share about Foods Resource Bank, which links the grassroots energy and commitment of the U.S. agricultural community with the capability and desire of small farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger. FRB engages volunteers to raise money through "Growing Projects" for between 50-60 overseas programs a year. Arlyn recently traveled to Nicaragua to visit some of the farmers that his Growing Project partners with.
  • Dorothy Masinde will share about Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Science's Uganda program, which has engaged 156 students from ISU and Makarere University in Uganda through service learning projects that have impacted over 10,000 people in Uganda's rural Kamuli District.
  • Gary Oppenheimer will share about his founding of, a technological platform that reduces food waste and helps food-insecure people access nutritious produce by linking backyard gardeners with local food pantries.

Rick McNary will then lead the panelists in a conversation to draw connections between their models, elucidate common decisions and factors that make these models successful, and tease out key ideas that Iowa Hunger Summit participants might apply in their own work.

About Mr. Rick McNary:

Rick McNary is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Outreach, Inc.  Rick is an innovator and advocate in the hunger space as evidenced by the creation of the Kansas Hunger Dialogue in conjunction with Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH). He served on the UFWH Summit 2013 Planning Committee. He is also the 2012 recipient of a National Innovation Award from the Alliance to End Hunger for his Healthy foods/Hunger Free Community model. He is now Treasurer of the Executive Board for the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington, D.C., and also Chairs the newly formed Alliance to End Hunger Advocacy Committee. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of hunger and has authored, Hunger Bites: Bite Size Stories of Inspiration.

About Mr. Dave Miner:

Dave received a BS in Chemistry in 1974 and a Ph.D. in 1979 from Purdue University. At Eli Lilly and Co. he held a series of management roles in Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, and Quality Assurance. He retired in 2008 from Lilly’s animal health division, Elanco. Dave serves as President of a broad collaboration of the major food assistance providers in the Indianapolis area called the Indy Hunger Network. They have a near term goal of building a sustainable system to provide enough food for all who need it. Dave leads local activities of Bread for the World in Indiana and chaired the national Board of Directors for six years. He serves on the boards of the Alliance to End Hunger, Bread for the World, Interfaith Hunger Initiative and Kids Against Hunger-Greenwood.

About Mr. Arlyn Schipper:

Arlyn Schipper farms 6,000 acres of corn and soybeans in central Iowa, and serves on the board of Foods Resource Bank, a U.S. based anti-hunger organization. Through his leadership of the A-Maizing Grace Growing Project, Schipper volunteers with other U.S. farmers from the Midwest to provide support and share some of what they’ve learned about farming with smallholders in the developing world.

About Dr. Dorothy Masinde:

Dr. Dorothy Masinde is as a Lecturer in the Global Resource Systems major at Iowa State University and Internship Coordinator for Africa Region. She also serves as an Associate Director for Nutrition Education Programs at the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. She has worked as a rural development and sustainable agriculture practitioner for over 29 years, working for government, national, and bilateral organizations. She has taught at Colleges and Universities in Africa.

She received her PhD in Rural Sociology from University of Nairobi, her master’s degree in Agriculture from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and undergraduate degree in Agriculture and home Economics from Egerton University, Kenya. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on a USAID funded Feed the Future research project in Tanzania and a McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) funded project in Uganda and served as a collaborator on other projects. She co-leads a Service-learning program at Iowa State University that partners with Makerere University to work with primary schools and communities in Uganda.

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